Album: Dayhike: V-Notch & Mount Sill


Category
Outdoor Adventures
Album Date
7/1/2007
Date Added
1/1/2013 12:00:00 AM

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7/1/2007 2:29:17 AM
North Fork Big Pine Lakes Trailhead. 2:29am. 
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7/1/2007 5:32:26 AM
Sunrise. 5:32am. 
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7/1/2007 5:32:34 AM
 
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7/1/2007 5:40:37 AM
 
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7/1/2007 7:01:24 AM
On the way to Gayley Camp. Mount Sill looms in the background. 
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7/1/2007 7:07:08 AM
 
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7/1/2007 7:07:12 AM
Mount Sill and the Palisade Glacier. 7:07am. 
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7/1/2007 7:07:15 AM
Palisades. V Notch and U-Notch are visible. 
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7/1/2007 7:07:18 AM
 
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7/1/2007 7:07:24 AM
Mount Sill 
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7/1/2007 7:07:27 AM
 
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7/1/2007 7:07:38 AM
V Notch (left) and U Notch (right) 
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7/1/2007 7:54:24 AM
Miguel geared up and ready to go 
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7/1/2007 7:54:27 AM
 
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7/1/2007 8:14:58 AM
Crossing the Palisade Glacier (Miguel) 
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7/1/2007 8:15:00 AM
Thunderbolt (just right of center) 
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7/1/2007 8:15:03 AM
 
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7/1/2007 8:18:18 AM
 
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7/1/2007 8:18:24 AM
Small crevasse 
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7/1/2007 8:28:46 AM
 
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7/1/2007 8:28:52 AM
 
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7/1/2007 8:28:58 AM
Bergschrund at the base of the V Notch. At first we thought we might have a problem here. 
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7/1/2007 8:29:00 AM
Bergschrund below the U Notch 
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7/1/2007 8:29:05 AM
Other climbers contouring around on the west end of the Palisade Glacier 
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7/1/2007 8:33:11 AM
Miguel approaching the bergschrund 
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7/1/2007 8:33:17 AM
 
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7/1/2007 8:33:23 AM
 
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7/1/2007 8:41:55 AM
Bergschrund 
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7/1/2007 8:42:00 AM
 
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7/1/2007 8:47:10 AM
Huge hunk of snow/ice at the bergsrcrund that wants to break off 
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7/1/2007 8:47:13 AM
 
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7/1/2007 8:56:56 AM
Start of pitch 1. This was on the far right side of the bergschrund. One rock move (with crampons on ) then a nice ramp. 
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7/1/2007 8:57:00 AM
Bergschrund 
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7/1/2007 10:22:40 AM
2nd pitch 
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7/1/2007 10:22:42 AM
 
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7/1/2007 10:29:08 AM
 
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7/1/2007 10:29:12 AM
Miguel at the top of the 2nd pitch 
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7/1/2007 10:29:16 AM
Looking down from the top of the 1st pitch 
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7/1/2007 10:29:24 AM
 
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7/1/2007 10:29:31 AM
 
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7/1/2007 10:57:09 AM
Miguel on a hanging belay. From this point it was about a pitch and half of continuous water ice (70m rope). 
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7/1/2007 10:57:14 AM
 
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7/1/2007 11:55:44 AM
 
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7/1/2007 11:55:48 AM
3rd pitch 
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7/1/2007 12:32:12 PM
4th pitch 
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7/1/2007 12:32:19 PM
Looking down after the 3rd pitch 
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7/1/2007 12:32:21 PM
 
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7/1/2007 12:32:23 PM
 
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7/1/2007 12:32:27 PM
 
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7/1/2007 12:32:30 PM
 
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7/1/2007 1:03:19 PM
 
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7/1/2007 1:03:22 PM
4th pitch 
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7/1/2007 1:03:27 PM
 
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7/1/2007 2:10:09 PM
Miguel at the top of the V Notch 
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7/1/2007 2:10:28 PM
 
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7/1/2007 2:10:30 PM
Mount Sill 
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7/1/2007 2:10:37 PM
Looking down from the V Notch 
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7/1/2007 2:43:13 PM
Mount Sill 
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7/1/2007 2:43:16 PM
 
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7/1/2007 2:57:12 PM
The antlers are still here. Saw these last year too. 
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7/1/2007 2:57:14 PM
Mount Sill 
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7/1/2007 3:09:57 PM
On the way up the ridge to Sill 
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7/1/2007 3:16:45 PM
Climbing up to Sill's summit 
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7/1/2007 3:27:33 PM
Looking at the Palisades from just below Mount Sill. The U Notch is visible in the top center of the photo. Polemonium is the little point just left of the U Notch. North Palisade is the high point in the photo. 
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7/1/2007 3:27:53 PM
 
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7/1/2007 3:28:33 PM
Polemonium (left), U Notch, North Palisade (center), and Starlight 
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7/1/2007 3:28:36 PM
 
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7/1/2007 3:28:39 PM
 
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7/1/2007 3:28:53 PM
Thunderbolt 
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7/1/2007 3:28:59 PM
 
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7/1/2007 3:40:38 PM
 
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7/1/2007 3:42:09 PM
Miguel and 2 other climbers on Mount Sill 
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7/1/2007 3:42:11 PM
 
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7/1/2007 3:42:36 PM
Miguel on the summit of Mount Sill. Two other climbers had just finished the Swiss Arete. 
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7/1/2007 3:44:57 PM
 
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7/1/2007 3:44:59 PM
 
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7/1/2007 3:45:01 PM
 
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7/1/2007 3:45:10 PM
 
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7/1/2007 3:48:06 PM
All pads full. Someone needs to bring up a new register. 
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7/1/2007 3:50:56 PM
My second time on Sill 
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7/1/2007 4:00:17 PM
 
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7/1/2007 4:00:19 PM
 
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7/1/2007 4:08:41 PM
4th class descent on NW side of Sill 
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7/1/2007 4:08:44 PM
 
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7/1/2007 4:16:42 PM
Miguel negotiates the ledge on the NW side of Sill 
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7/1/2007 4:16:45 PM
 
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7/1/2007 4:16:48 PM
Looking back at the 4th class section 
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7/1/2007 4:16:50 PM
 
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7/1/2007 4:19:16 PM
Apex Peak 
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7/1/2007 4:19:22 PM
Miguel and Apex Peak 
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7/1/2007 4:25:33 PM
North Couloir on Mount Sill 
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7/1/2007 4:31:16 PM
 
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7/1/2007 4:31:20 PM
Mount Gayley 
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7/1/2007 4:53:40 PM
Mount Gayley 
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7/1/2007 5:12:04 PM
Back on the Palisade Glacier we found both postholing and slippery conditions. Large suncups made this very tedious and unpleasant. 
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7/1/2007 5:12:07 PM
 
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7/1/2007 5:12:09 PM
 
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7/1/2007 5:18:13 PM
 
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7/1/2007 5:18:16 PM
Looking back toward Glacier Notch 
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7/1/2007 5:23:48 PM
We passed by a couple small crevasses on the way back to Gayley Camp 
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7/1/2007 5:30:43 PM
 
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7/1/2007 5:30:46 PM
 
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7/1/2007 5:30:49 PM
 
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7/1/2007 5:30:55 PM
 
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7/1/2007 5:53:36 PM
 
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7/1/2007 5:53:43 PM
Silty pond at the base of the Palisade Glacier 
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7/1/2007 5:53:54 PM
The Palisades and the Palisade Glacier 
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7/1/2007 6:37:50 PM
 
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7/1/2007 7:21:26 PM
 
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7/1/2007 7:32:18 PM
 
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7/1/2007 7:32:28 PM
 
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7/1/2007 8:15:00 PM
 
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7/1/2007 10:45:35 PM
At 10:45pm we finally make it back to the trailhead. This was one exhausting day.